I hope you're not stating that 9-track drives are not available as SCSI
devices, because that's not the case. Those are what kept me from using the
S-100 to CIPHER 9-track interface I got some 20 years ago. SCSI was just
I've never seen an SMD-interfaced 9-track drive either, though that's not
I'd be interested in knowing how this turns out, though.
From: David R. Dick <drd(a)mv.mv.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Monday, August 30, 1999 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: Arete/ARIX interest?
Is the 9-track a SCSI device? Where are you located?
Are you looking for a "computer rescue" or to sell these units?
9 track is *not* a SCSI device. If it is possible for the
tape drive to be SMD, it probably is, because that's what
the disk drives are.
The machines are in Nashua, New Hampshire and this
is definitely a case of rescue.
[doing UNIX since 1981]